Pixar fans are freaking out about how real the animated cat in the new ‘Toy Story 4’ teaser looks
Apr 22, 2019
A cat got Pixar fans’ tongues Friday after the studio released a new teaser trailer for “Toy Story 4.”
At the 18-second mark, Hamm the piggy bank tells the other toys “heads up” to warn them about a nearby cat. What proceeds is a clip of a crazy-realistic-looking animated cat stretching in the sunlight.
The cat looks so real, some social media users didn’t initially realize it was animation. See for yourself.
The CGI cat in the toy story 4 trailer is amazing. I thought that was real until- wow
— M (@bbyhoneyhaz) April 19, 2019
I'm shocked by how good the CGI animation for this cat looks in Toy Story 4. I swear it looks like live action footage incorporated into a CG background. pic.twitter.com/K2UcewwJ0v
— Animated Antic (@Animated_Antic) April 18, 2019
wait, this is Toy Story 4? I thought it was a real cat! OoO CGI has come a LOOOOONG way
— Samantha Wright (@epicureanbard) April 18, 2019
I am still spooked by how real that cat looked in the Toy Story 4 teaser… pic.twitter.com/uqSQTN1dfn
— Lookin’ like a (@FleetwoodSnac) April 19, 2019
Some have pointed out the startling difference between the animation in the first “Toy Story” film versus the fourth. It gives an interesting glimpse at just how far Pixar’s animation has come.
Toy Story 1 dog vs Toy Story 4 cat
(no major changes at all really…) pic.twitter.com/uWErLRRMgk
— Seán Connolly (@TheSonicScrew) April 18, 2019
A Pixar dog in Toy Story (1995) vs a Pixar cat in Toy Story 4 (2019) 😯 they’ve come a long way pic.twitter.com/gEgWHakGmh
— Brotein Sheikh (@_AmirNazar) April 19, 2019
Let’s not forget that the cat in the toy story trailer, came from humble beginnings pic.twitter.com/v5IqDJVvNI
— Jenny Calabro🌒🌕🌘 (@Eidolon_Night) April 19, 2019
The CGI progression between the first and fourth Toy Story is mesmerizing. Shout out to the animators who put a ridiculous amount of hours into the cat fur. pic.twitter.com/BqThXR54lV
— Carmen “what’s up with that” Mallia (@carmmallia) April 19, 2019
Last month, “Toy Story” fans were quick to jump on how different the animation of Andy looks in “Toy Story 4” versus the original “Toy Story” movie.
— Jake Vaughan (@Vaughanilla_Ice) March 19, 2019
Bo Peep has also gone through her own animation transformation, looking a little more slick and streamlined than she did in the first film.
“Toy Story 4” hits theaters June 21.